Green Chemistry @ MUN

Congratulations George!
January 9, 2018, 5:56 pm
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George Margoutidis (PhD candidate, Kerton group) is the lead author on a paper recently published by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering: DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02870

In this work, chitin, a natural polymer from shrimp shells, can be broken down into smaller, water-soluble, biologically active molecules including sugars without heat or solvents using a technique called ‘mechanocatalysis’

Valerie Parsons (Former Kerton & Bottaro co-supervised MSc student) is a co-author on this paper due to her help in developing the separation-free ‘green’ analytical method used to characterize the molecules that George was able to make.




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